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Why the Smart Reading Device of the Future May Be … Paper. Paper books were supposed to be dead by now.

Why the Smart Reading Device of the Future May Be … Paper

For years, information theorists, marketers, and early adopters have told us their demise was imminent. Ikea even redesigned a bookshelf to hold something other than books. Yet in a world of screen ubiquity, many people still prefer to do their serious reading on paper. Count me among them. What It Will Take to Farm Sunlight from Space. Twelve Years Later, “Minority Report” Advertising Is Here. Both television advertising revenue and online video advertising revenue are as high as they’ve ever been — about $80 billion and $3 billion, respectively.

Twelve Years Later, “Minority Report” Advertising Is Here

However, behind this facade of success, cracks are showing. Advertisers might be making huge ad buys that add up to gaudy numbers in 2014 dollars, but that doesn’t mean that what they are doing is actually working. According to a 2013 Nielsen study, both television and digital video ads only had about 20 percent to 50 percent message or brand retention with targets, with actual likeability hovering closer to between 15 percent and 30 percent. So only half of the targeted market could remember anything about the message, and the half who could remember wanted to forget it. The future of the library: How they’ll evolve for the digital age. Photo by Tom Rossiter from the book Building Ideas: An Architectural Guide to the University of Chicago; Photo courtesy Bexar Bibliotech/Facebook; Photo courtesy Mitch Altman/Flickr; Photo courtesy Marc Hall/NC State University Around the turn of the 20th century—a golden age for libraries in America—the Snead Bookshelf Company of Louisville, Ky., developed a new system for large-stack library shelving.

The future of the library: How they’ll evolve for the digital age.

Snead’s multifloor stack systems can still be seen in many important libraries built in that era, for instance at Harvard, Columbia, the Vatican, and at Bryant Park in New York City. Besides storing old bundles of bound paper, Snead’s stacks provided load-bearing structural support to these venerable buildings. To remove the books would literally invite collapse. A recent attempt by the New York Public Library to do away with stacks at its main branch and move much of its research collection to New Jersey invited just this concern.

The science of 'Transcendence' isn't just fiction—it's terrifyingly real. This Friday, a movie called Transcendence will arrive in theaters.

The science of 'Transcendence' isn't just fiction—it's terrifyingly real

Directed by Christopher Nolan’s go-to cinematographer, Wally Pfister, and penned by first-time screenwriter Jack Paglen (whose script appeared on the infamous Black List), Transcendence is being sold as Hollywood's next sci-fi epic. So far, reviews haven't been kind (although they're still rolling in), and box office predictions have been tepid.

The movie follows Johnny Depp’s Dr. The Truth About Google X: An Exclusive Look Behind The Secretive Lab's Closed Doors. Astro Teller is sharing a story about something bad.

The Truth About Google X: An Exclusive Look Behind The Secretive Lab's Closed Doors

Or maybe it's something good. At Google X, it's sometimes hard to know the difference. Google Patents Tiny Cameras Embedded In Contact Lenses. Google has a new patent application with the USPTO (via 9to5Google), which takes one of the basic concepts of Glass and extends it even further, embedding tiny cameras that could be embedded in contact lenses for various uses, including photographing what a wearer sees, or providing the basic input for a contact-based assistive device for the visually impaired.

Google Patents Tiny Cameras Embedded In Contact Lenses

Google has previously detailed a plan to build smart contacts that measure blood glucose levels in diabetics to provide non-invasive, constant feedback to both a wearer and potentially their doctor, too. Greetings from Planet Facebook. 398inShare Jump To Close You blink and open your eyes to a fantastic new sun above your head.

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You're lying in a field of tall grass, but in the distance you hear sounds of machinery. The city. Try mixed reality, where the virtual and real collide - tech - 02 January 2014. Video: Headset blends the real world with the virtual Virtual reality is so 2013 – a new, immersive blending of physical and virtual worlds suggests we could one day live our lives in "mixed reality" I SLIP on the virtual reality headset, expecting the real world to vanish.

Try mixed reality, where the virtual and real collide - tech - 02 January 2014

Instead, something odd happens: I can still see the room I'm in, but it's slightly blurry. I look down at my body – everything's where it should be. With the click of a button the floor suddenly becomes cluttered with virtual objects and an avatar appears before me, extending her arm to shake my hand. This is a new type of augmented reality (AR) – called mixed reality (MR).

The setup uses an Oculus Rift headset, known for its ability to immerse people in virtual reality. Augmented-reality contact lenses to be human-ready at CES. Anyone who has ever dreamed up a sci-fi future in which neon interfaces float in front of us and information exists not on screens, but projected onto our eyes, is likely watching the blossoming wearable technology market with great anticipation.

Augmented-reality contact lenses to be human-ready at CES

With its iOptik system, wearables startup Innovega has sighted in on that futuristic vision, designing special contact lenses that will read the light from projectors fitted to glasses. Augmented Reality: Glass, Darkly. *That’s an article about contemporary American society rather than “Google Glass,” but given that you understand that, it’s pretty interesting.

Augmented Reality: Glass, Darkly

“For her, Glass wasn’t simply a tool to make friends, or even to explore the city, but a way to allow the people she dated to demonstrate their best attributes to her. “Certainly she got pleasure and status from the dates. Augmented Reality getting real and internal. Prior to deploying an AR solution as an internal tool, enterprises must identify a clear goal or benefit for the deployment, such as improved access to information, or to provide training and assess how the organization can use AR to reach this goal, Gartner suggests.

Augmented reality will become an important workplace tool. AR services use various device sensors to identify the users' surroundings News | CIOL Bureau NEW DELHI,INDIA: Although the adoption of augmented reality (AR) in the enterprise is still in its infancy, AR technology has matured to a point where organizations can use it as an internal tool to complement and enhance business processes, workflows and employee training, according to Gartner. Gartner said that AR facilitates business innovation by enabling real-time decision making through virtual prototyping and visualization of content. "Augmented reality is the real-time use of information in the form of text, graphics, audio and other virtual enhancements integrated with real-world objects," said Tuong Huy Nguyen, principal research analyst at Gartner.

"AR leverages and optimizes the use of other technologies such as mobility, location, 3D content management and imaging and recognition. AR services use various device sensors to identify the users' surroundings. 10 ways technology will save your life. A 3D printed prosthetic arm is displayed in the Science Museum on October 8, 2013 in London, England. Augmented reality, 3D printing and nanorobots help advance medical careThe future should balance innovative technologies with the human touch, Mesko saysHe outlines the tech trends most likely to change our lives, now or in the near future. The future of higher education? Five experts give their predictions. Ahead of the Jisc Digital Festival next week, for which Times Higher Education is media partner, five experts predict the innovations and trends that are set to change the face of higher education and research in the coming years Augmented reality, sensor technology and crowdsourcing are among the technologies that our panel forecast could revolutionise how the sector operates.

Augmented Reality Is About to Turn Football Into a Real-Life Videogame. Former NFL player Chris Kluwe says wearables will change the game of football. Google's Grand Plan to Make Your Brain Irrelevant. The future of jobs: The onrushing wave. IN 1930, when the world was “suffering…from a bad attack of economic pessimism”, John Maynard Keynes wrote a broadly optimistic essay, “Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren”. Augmented reality market to hit 200 million users by 2020. New technologies for 2014: Smart televisions, Augmented reality, Flexible displays, Smart watches, Home automation and Low-end smartphones. The tech sector has always been in a never-ending race towards the next big thing.

Capturing an emerging market – as Google has done with search, Samsung has done with smartphones or Apple has done with tablets – is potentially worth billions of dollars in future profits. 15 Amazing Designs That Were Impossible to Make 15 Years Ago. Rising Seas - Interactive: If All The Ice Melted. Healthcare.gov and the Inevitably Digital Future of American Governance - Zachary Karabell. Why Apple should build a 24-inch touchscreen TV for your kitchen.

Just in time for this week’s iPad event, rumors about Apple building a TV set started popping up again. The ocean is broken. ‘Escape From Tomorrow’: Making Disney’s Worst Nightmare. Borrowing from the Future — Except that We Aren't. Exploring the Brain Through Experience Design. Biology Confronts Data Complexity. Concept bench recalls your thoughts through augmented reality. What Happens When Cities Fall Apart? Earth, 2100 AD: Four futures of environment and society - environment - 03 October 2013. Amazon Gold Mining Video: Carnegie Airborne Observatory Reveals Deforestation, Devastation. Is Your Fingerprint Your New Digital Password?

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An All-Powerful Military Isn't What It Used to Be. Le décalage horaire, bientôt chose du passé? Stop Saying Robots Are Destroying Jobs—They Aren't. The Spot Where You're Sitting Is Now Its Own Internet Kingdom. Algoraves Are The Nerdiest Way To Get Your Dance On. Isaac Asimov's 1964 Predictions About 2014 Are Frighteningly Accurate. Apocalypse Scenarios - Likelihood of Apocalypse. The Simple Tool That Allows Anyone To Be A Hacker. Humanity Is Getting Verrrrrrry Close to Extinction. What the next 30 years will hold for 360, PS3 and Wii owners. The Next Disaster Scenario Power Companies Are Preparing For : All Tech Considered. Scientists create “impossible material”—dubbed Upsalite—by accident.

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